Back to Spa Prep

I had to stop part way through the spa prep to go on multiple vacations. Poor me. So back at projects now that we are home.

I’m working on finishing the spa insulation and then mouse proofing the cabinet before re-installing the siding. Here you see all three layers of insulation partially finished. The top styrofoam layer will just have Reflectix added as there is not enough room for more insulation there.

Layers of Spa Insulation

Layers of Spa Insulation–Reflectix, Roxul Rockwool and Polyiso panels where I can fit them.

There is Reflectix on the bottom of the spa along with the layer of hardware cloth. I ran out of Reflectix so I ordered an extra 16″ x 25′ roll from Home Depot that I should be able to pick up tomorrow. I just need to finish the layer that goes over the styrofoam R-Tech at the top.

There are polyiso pieces cut to fit between the metal frame, at least along the bottom. The Roxul fills the upper space so I will leave out the polyiso just to make it easier for me to finish. Otherwise I would have to make all the batts narrower and that is too much trouble.

I did a bit more work on the spa insulation today so I’m adding to this post. I finished the polyiso board installation and sprayed foam between the boards. I added the new Reflectix to the upper area after installing the white styrofoam boards wherever they had been removed. Then I sprayed insulation between the white styrofoam too.

Spray foam between polyiso

Spray foam between polyiso

I stretched the hardware cloth around the two sides that were finished with insulation and stapled it into place. Now these sides are ready for the siding boards.

Hardware cloth installed

Hardware cloth installed

The equipment side will need protection with hardware cloth too but I’m not sure how I’ll install the insulation and cover on this side yet.

Equipment side needs final design

Equipment side needs final design

Once I figure out how to insulate the equipment side I’ll install a removable panel or some kind of door on hinges instead of the full sheets of siding. At least that is my goal. Of course I still need the electric line connected too. I may do a quickie install of theĀ panels to enclose the equipment side for now, just to get water in it and see if it works. Wouldn’t it be a surprise if it didn’t?

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